15 kesä 2012

The Future Of Taxing Multinational Corporations

15.6.2012 08:30 – 12:00
Pikkuparlamentti, Parliament of Finland
Tax Justice Network ja Kepa

Transfer pricing by multinational corporations (MNCs) is a major international tax issue. Abuses of transfer pricing allow corporations to dodge taxation by moving profits to low-tax jurisdictions. The event will address issues related to the tax policies and tax evasion of multinational companies, focusing on the role of Finland in tacklin current challenges.


08.30-08.40 Welcoming words: Timo Lappalainen, Kepa ry

08.40-09.00 The role of Finland in promoting international tax co-operation: State Secretary Tuire Santamäki-Vuori, Ministry of

09.00-09.30 Transfer pricing - the case of SABMiller: Martin Hearson
(Tax Justice Campaign Manager, Action Aid)

09.30-10.00 Key lessons and ways forward: John Christensen (Director, Tax Justice Network)

10.00-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-10.45 Mechanics of the Brazilian Transfer Pricing System: Tatiana Falcão (Tax Attorney, Brazil)

10.45-11.45 Panel debate:

  • Representative of the African Tax Administration Forum (tbc)
  • José Ricardo Barrientos Quezada, Senior Economist, the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies
  • Petri Seppälä, Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Thomas Wallgren, Member of Helsinki City Council

Panel Moderator: Matti Kohonen, Tax Justice Network

11.45-12.00 Closing words: Minister of Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja

The event is sponsored by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

For any further queries, please contact Jaana
Eskola (+358 44 377 3181) or Eva Nilsson (+358 40 550 55 47/eva.nilsson@kepa.fi).